After more than 100 minutes in the saddle, Lithuania’s Gabriele Andrasiuniene crossed the finish line as European Champion on todays’ Long Distance in Ignalina.
The gap was nearly two minutes to silver medalist Nikoline Splittorff (DEN) and Sweden’s Anna Tidermann was third.
In the mens class, Simon Braendli (SUI) took revenge after finishing two seconds out of the medals yesterday, as he won 59 seconds ahead of Samuel Pokala (FIN). Jiri Hradil (CZE) was 12 seconds further behind on the 30 kilometer course and took the bronze medal.
After the first two CX80 World Cup competitions of 2022, European Sprint Champion Camilla Søgaard, 90 pts. (DEN) leads by two points ahead of Gabriele Andrasiuniene. Nikoline Splittorff is third.
Simon Braendli and Vojtech Ludvik (CZE) shares the lead in the mens class with 100 points, with Marcus Jansson (SWE) in third position.
The CX80 World Cup continues during the WMTBOC in Sweden in July.
The Swedish Röjgaard siblings dominated the younger classes today – Sverre Röjgaard won M20 and his sister Yrsa Röjgaard W17.
In W20 the Finn Kaarina Nurminen won again – today by nearly six minutes, while France’s Augustin Leclere snatched the M17 gold.
Tomorrow the EMTBOC will end with the mixed relay, where Czech Republic is the defending champion.
The junior and youth class will ride their Relay with first start 10.00 and 10.10 respectively.
- Simon Braendli SUI 1:46:43
- Samuel Pokala FIN 1:47:42
- Jiri Hradil CZE 1:47:54
- Vojtech Ludvik CZE 1:48:34
- Marcus Jansson SWE 1:48:50
- Andreas Waldmann AUT 1:49:44
- Gabriele Andrasiuniene LIT 1:42:13
- Nikoline Splittorff DEN 1:44:04
- Anna Tidermann SWE 1:45:37
- Nadia Larsson SWE 1:45:48
- Cæcilie Christoffersen DEN 1:46:03
- Marika Hara FIN 1:48:40
Photos: EMTBOC/Donatas Lazauskas